Monday, September 20, 2004

It's Your Judgment, Stupid!

John Kerry's going to the mattresses. No WMD. No imminent threat. No Saddam links to Osama.
"Yet today, President Bush tells us that he would do everything all over again, the same way. How can he possibly be serious?" the Democratic presidential candidate said at New York University.

Sadly, Yes!
Kerry said Monday, "Is he really saying to Americans that if we had known there were no imminent threat, no weapons of mass destruction, no ties to al-Qaida, the United States should have invaded Iraq? My answer is resoundingly no because a commander in chief's first responsibility is to make a wise and responsible decision to keep America safe."

"Saddam Hussein was a brutal dictator who deserves his own special place in hell," Kerry said. "But that was not, in itself, a reason to go to war. The satisfaction we take in his downfall does not hide this fact: We have traded a dictator for a chaos that has left America less secure."

Kerry's new campaign theme is Tell It Like It Is. YT like. Repugs want a plan for Iraq. Not from their guy, who got us into this mess, but from our guy...okay!
Kerry said Monday that Bush's invasion of Iraq has created a crisis that could lead to unending war and has raised questions about whether Bush's judgment is up to presidential standards. He offered his own four-point plan starting with pressing other nations for help.

_ Get more help from other nations.

_ Provide better training for Iraqi security forces.

_ Provide benefits to the Iraqi people.

_ Ensure that democratic elections can be held next year as promised.

"If the president would move in this direction ... we could begin to withdraw U.S. forces starting next summer and realistically aim to bring all our troops home within the next four years," Kerry said.

Bush's mistakes, Kerry said, "were not the equivalent of accounting errors. They were colossal failures of judgment — and judgment is what we look for in a president."

As Newsweek notes Kerry's New Call to Arms, we're heading into the homestretch. Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night.

2 Comments:

At 11:24 AM, Blogger rorschach said...

This is good to see, indeed! And today Edwards came out with this:

Opening a weeklong Democratic offensive on Iraq and terror, Senator John Edwards promised Sunday that a Kerry White House would eliminate what he called a "backdoor draft'' of Reservists and National Guard members and would "crush'' Al Qaeda.

And, at the same, Britain's ambassador to Italy had some choice words:

Britain's ambassador to Italy has called President Bush "the best recruiting sergeant" for al Qaeda, Italian media reported Monday.
...
Roberts was quoted as telling an annual Anglo-Italian gathering in Tuscany: "If anyone is ready to celebrate the eventual re-election of Bush, it's al Qaeda."

--Perhaps it will be a good day today, after all.

 
At 5:58 AM, Blogger Drunken Proletariat said...

Ya gots ta remember, the illustrious Commander in Chief DOES NOT MAKE MISTAKES!!! Didn't you understand that message from his glorious, erudite press conference held last spring? (I can hardly wait till the next one)

 

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